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We’re working to transform communities by helping small business owners realize their dreams. If you’re passionate about helping hardworking people succeed, and you want the satisfaction of knowing what you do makes a difference, join us…

Located in the heart of San Diego’s historic Liberty Station

Members of our team enjoy walking to grab a gourmet coffee or meal at any of the 50+ restaurants on the grounds, or taking a break to stroll the expansive courts, plazas and waterfront.


Our convenient location off the 8 & 5 freeways in Point Loma makes commute time manageable from San Diego’s many neighborhoods. And, because of our close proximity to the beach, you may even feel a seabreeze on arrival.

Company culture is a priority

Culture is a powerful way we shape our workplace atmosphere to be positive, enjoyable and productive. We work to promote a culture where employees look forward to coming to work, feel connected to their co-workers, have fun and are part of a team that has shared values and goals.


From team building events to healthy living activities, we’re always busy planning something meaningful for the company. (And we think they like it! Our employee tenure is twice the national rate.)

Watch and read below for a peek into life at CDC Small Business Finance:

Core Values

Integrity, Commitment, Teamwork and Making a Difference are our core values. Each employee weaves each value into their efforts which creates a solid foundation for a meaningful work environment.

Weekly lunchtime yoga

Stretch it out at our weekly lunchtime yoga session designed for all levels (currently offered in our San Diego office)

Annual Ditch Day

Each year CDC Small Business Finance holds a corporate-sponsored Ditch Day. This year, all staff participated in an exciting (and hilarious) bubble soccer match.

Paid volunteer days

Twice a year, we volunteer as a team serving local charitable causes.

CDC University

Through our CDCU courses we offer continuous learning and professional development to use in work and in life. Our classes are offered multiple times a year. We cover everything from our products to history to culture to time management and more.

Bring Your Dog to Work Day

A love of dogs isn’t a requirement to work here, but it’s definitely a bonus. Enjoy your work day in the company of a furry companion.


Read more about how the culture at CDC Small Business Finance stands out from others.

We invest in you

Our competitive benefits package includes vacation time, 10 paid holidays, premium health, vision, and dental coverage, and a flexible work environment. We also offer an exceptionally generous 401K matching plan. We add 50 cents for every dollar an employee contributes to their plan. So, if an employee contributes $4,000.00 a year, we will add an additional $2,000.00 so you have $6,000.00 in retirement savings. There is no max other than any regulations by the IRS.

Diversity and inclusivity

Promoting diversity and making inclusivity a priority is a foundation in our programming, initiatives and culture. We believe that everyone, no matter their sexual orientation or identity, gender, race, religion disability or ethnicity should have an equal opportunity to get a job, start a business or be served by a business. We offer classes that teach about the importance of diversity and inclusivity and also have internal teams that explore and keep up to date on best practices.

Become an intern

We provide thoughtfully prepared, paid internship programs for currently enrolled students in the areas of finance, accounting, marketing, operations, and HR. Internship assignments can range from three months to a year. Interested in interning with CDC Small Business Finance? Send us your resume at resumes@cdcloans.com.

We give back

From the very beginning, our founder instilled community development as the core of our mission. We’re proud to partner with local students to award scholarships through the Arthur H. Goodman Scholarship Endowment Fund. This fund provides financial assistance to dynamic, community-minded women and minority students transitioning from a community college in California or Arizona to four-year universities. Read about a recent recipient here.

Rooted in entrepreneurial spirit

CDC Small Business Finance was founded in 1978 by entrepreneur and community activist Arthur H. Goodman. With a vision for economic development opportunities for all, Art committed himself to helping struggling communities build a better local economy.


Thanks to Art’s passion and dedication, and the team of entrepreneurial-minded executives and staff members after him, CDC Small Business Finance has grown into the nation’s leading nonprofit lender, with more than $13.8 billion provided in capital to small business owners to date.

Small Business Owner Stories

Watch to see how we helped these entrepreneurs realize their dreams

If you’re an energetic self-starter with a passion for helping others, CDC Small Business Finance may be just the place for you.

Current job openings

We don’t have any current openings but always like to meet people interested in joining our mission. Feel free to forward your resume for our records. resumes@cdcloans.com

Don’t see a perfect fit? We’re always on the lookout for amazing talent. Send us your resume at resumes@cdcloans.com.

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